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East Midlands

official region of England
East Midlands in England

The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and is the eastern half of the Midlands.

The counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and most of Lincolnshire belong to this region.

The highest point in the region is Kinder Scout, in Derbyshire at 2,088 ft (636 m).

Population and settlementEdit

Its main cities are Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Derby, Northampton, Mansfield and Chesterfield. Leicester is officially the largest city in the region, although the largest area is the Nottingham Urban Area.

East Midlands Airport is situated between the three main cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

Midland Mainline and GNER trains go to London and to Birmingham and the South West.

The M1 motorway serves the three largest cities.


A historical basis for such an area exists in the Five Burghs of the Danelaw. The current government office region was created in 1994.

Local governmentEdit

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